Bringing the Bible to Life in Your Classroom: Preparing the Lesson

Bringing the Bible to Life in Your Classroom: Preparing the Lesson

Welcome to the Bringing the Bible to Life in Your Classroom series!  Hopefully you caught the introduction post a few days ago. If not, you can read it here.  Today, we'll be talking about preparing a lesson. As you probably already know, it’s impossible to teach an effective lesson if your eyes are glued to your curriculum book.  Not only does this prevent you from making eye contact with the kids (and keeping an eye on classroom activity), it stifles your creativity and your ability to be … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Class: The Logical Learner

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Class: The Logical Learner

Welcome to post #7 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series. Today, we’ll be discussing the logical learner. The logical learner is very good at reason and numbers. Their brains work almost like computers making numerical patterns out of almost any information.  A logical learner can recognize patterns easily, as well as connections between seemingly meaningless content. They love to classify and group information to help understand it If you missed a post or two, … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom: The Verbal Learner

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom: The Verbal Learner

Welcome to post #6 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series. Today, we’ll be discussing the verbal learner.  Verbal learners love words  -- writing, reading, and  rhyming.  Also called a linguistic learner, this student delights in creating and interacting with language. In Your Weekly Routine Weekly Journal:  Many teachers include a “daily journal” time for the students.  This would be a great practice in the Sunday school classroom as well.  Provide … [Read more...]

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom Through Movement

Keeping Kids Engaged in the Classroom Through Movement

Welcome to post #5 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series.  Today, we'll be discussing the Kinesthetic learner. The Kinesthetic learner loves to touch and feel the things she is learning about.  Also called a tactile learner, this type of student loves moving and using her hands as she learns in the classroom.  Any activity that involves whole body movement is ideal, but even small movements will help to keep this type of learner involved.  Here’s a few ideas … [Read more...]

Engaging Kids in the Classroom: The Visual Learner

Engaging Kids in the Classroom: The Visual Learner

Welcome to post #4 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series.  Today, we'll be discussing the visual learner. The visual learner loves to see what he is learning, especially when the visual includes pictures or moving images.   This is a pretty natural learning style for most teachers to teach to– we usually love writing on boards and making posters.  Of course, there’s always room to step it up a notch.  Something as simple as writing in multiple colors of markers … [Read more...]

Engaging Kids in the Classroom: Auditory Learner

Engaging Kids in the Classroom: Auditory Learner

Welcome to Post #3 in the Engaging Kids in the Classroom through Learning Styles series. The first type of learner we will look at is the auditory learner.   Lecture-style teaching is great for an auditory learner, but there are plenty of other ways to engage this student.  Auditory (or aural) learners love to hear what they are learning.   Music, sound effects and even changing the volume of your own voice will go a long way in teaching this type of learner. In Your Weekly … [Read more...]